2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers Face Celtics Tonight At TD Garden

Apr 8, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) passes the ball against Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Evan Turner (12) in the first quarter at the TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers begin the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers begin the second round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs on Saturday night against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. (Game Time: 8 p.m. ET, TV Schedule: TNT)

The Sixers dispatched the Chicago Bulls in round one when Andre Iguodala hit two late free throws in Game 6 to earn a one-point victory. The Celtics outlasted the Atlanta Hawks, also in six games, when Al Horford missed a late charity stripe during their Game 6 on Thursday.

The two Atlantic Division foes met three times in the regular season. The Sixers took two out of three, and none of the games were decided by fewer than 13 points.

Don't expect much scoring: Philadelphia (17th) and Boston (24th) possess the two lowest-ranked offenses remaining in the playoffs. None of the other teams still alive have offensive efficiencies outside of the top 10.

For more on the 76ers, please be sure to visit our blog Liberty Ballers and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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